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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 072006

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


1998 Dodge Ram 2500 24 valve cummins diesel dash board cracking severely, anti lock brakes not functioning properly, overdrive locking and unlocking around 45 mph. After trying several remedies.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 072005

Ram 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Having transmission problems with a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500. Transmission overheats and "transtemp" light comes on after overdrive shuts of while doing highway driving. Truck has high miles but I believe the problem is attributed to a poorly designed torque converter malfunctioning and is not directly related to the age, miles or normal wear and tear of the vehicle. I have learned it is common to have the transmission rebuilt or repaired one or more times during the duration of the trucks life. If what I have learned is true then this is unacceptable business practice from Dodge and the consumer should not have to pay for a defect in manufacturing.

- Gardner, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012000

Ram 2500

  • miles
The torque converter broke, the front inner axle was leaking, the dealer replaced the inner axle seal and replaced the left axle U-joint, the consumer is still having problems with the vehicle locking up and lunging forward.

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #2

Apr 291999

Ram 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a lock up in transmission/torque converter. Computer program that tells torque converter when to lock up and unlock has a problem, causing torque converter to lockup and unlock sporadically. Dealer has nispected vehicle. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Terrell, NC, USA

problem #1

May 211998

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck vibrates between 30-67 mph. Dealer has changed the torque converter, drivershaft, replaced ring and pinion, yoke, bearings and seals. Truck has burned 1/2 qt of oil per 1000 miles since new.

- Hebron, IN, USA

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